EyeRounds Online Atlas of Ophthalmology
Contributor: William Charles Caccamise, Sr, MD, Retired Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
*Dr. Caccamise has very generously shared his images of patients taken while operating during the "eye season" in rural India as well as those from his private practice during the 1960's and 1970's. Many of his images are significant for their historical perspective and for techniques and conditions seen in settings in undeveloped areas.
Slitting of inferior canaliculus
In the modern approach to tearing problems, slitting of a canaliculus is an unintentional complication of surgery. In the photo is evidence of an intentional slitting of the inferior canaliculus. The photo was taken in 1970. The intentional slitting was carried out in 1960 in Venezuela.
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